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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
The big debate — the one between Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey — was a winner in the ratings.
"Saturday Night Live" scored its biggest season premiere audience in four years and second best in 12 years, emphasizing the importance of presidential election time for the NBC comedy show....
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020
The surest sign of how the coronavirus shutdown has devastated the television industry is the fourth-place finish of CBS in what was nominally the first week of a new fall season.
The network's viewership was down a whopping 61% from the premiere week last year, the Nielsen company said...
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020
There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular primetime programs, something that once would have seemed inconceivable.
Not a single scripted program is included — no drama or no comedy.
The most-watched scripted show of the week, NBC's...
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020
A special airing of "Black Panther" in the wake of the death of star Chadwick Boseman was a bright spot for the broadcast networks in a ratings week otherwise utterly dominated by Fox News Channel's coverage of the Republican National Convention.
ABC's last-minute scheduling Sunday night...
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020
Led by the reliable "60 Minutes" on CBS, news programming dominated the television rankings on a quiet week in mid-August.
Nine of the 20 most popular programs were news or commentary shows, eight of them on Fox News Channel, the Nielsen company said.
CBS was the most popular...
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
"America's Got Talent" topped the ratings last week, but it faces the absence of Simon Cowell, seriously injured in an electric bicycle accident.
Cowell, the NBC talent contest's creator and linchpin of its judging panel, underwent surgery for a broken back last Saturday, just before the...
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2020
Mention primetime television stars in other ages, and you'd think of Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Harmon or Jennifer Aniston. Now it's Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.
Fox News Channel was the most-watched network in primetime television last week, counting both broadcast and cable, the Nielsen...
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020
For many Americans, the unrest sweeping through several cities this past weekend was reason enough to stay home and watch it on television.
The Nielsen company said 4 million people saw coverage of the demonstrations on Fox News Channel at 10 p.m. on Saturday, not usually a big TV-...
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020
Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, Chris Cuomo, Bret Baier, Nicolle Wallace and Anderson Cooper have more in common than you think — at least this month.
Each cable news host recorded their most-watched months ever in April, with coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders assuring a captive...
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020
With millions of Americans homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's little surprise they're curious about what's going on in the world.
News programs reached more people than they had in years and, in one case, notched its biggest average audience ever, the Nielsen company said...